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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Elba, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elba and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Elba:
    • 38.949977, -109.506788
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Elba
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Elba ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Elba.

Within Utah, the name Elba is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Coffee County
      • This Elba is located in Coffee County and lies 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Elba.
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Elba is located in Van Buren County and lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Elba.
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Elba is located in Tulare County and lies 568 miles [914.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Elba.
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Elba [Washington County].
    • Idaho
      • Cassia County
      • This Elba is located in Cassia County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cassia County community of Elba.
    • Illinois
      • Gallatin County
      • This Elba is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Elba.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Elba [Anderson County].
      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Elba [Chase County].
    • Kentucky
      • McLean County
      • This Elba is located in McLean County and lies 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Elba.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Elba is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Elba.
    • Michigan
      • Lapeer County
      • This Elba is located in Lapeer County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lapeer County community of Elba.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Elba is located in Winona County and lies 968 miles [1,557.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Elba.
    • Nebraska
      • Howard County
      • This Elba is located in Howard County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Elba.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Elba is located in Genesee County and lies 1,646 miles [2,649 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Elba.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Elba is located in Washington County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Elba.
    • Oklahoma
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Elba [Lincoln County].
      • Rogers County
      • This Elba is located in Rogers County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rogers County community of Elba.
    • Ontario
      • This Elba lies 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette County
      • This Elba is located in Fayette County and lies 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km]<1> to the east of the Elba that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Elba.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Elba [Henrico County].
      • Pittsylvania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Elba [Pittsylvania County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elba ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Elba
  • Castle Valley [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
    • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Elba
    • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Elba
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Elba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Elba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Solitude [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solitude
      • Solitude [Grand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Elba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solitude have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solitude
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Elba
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Vista [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Elba
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista

How Far From Elba to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Elba to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Elba and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Moab, which is the Seat of Grand County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Elba to Moab, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,046 miles [11,339.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,812 miles [12,572.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,764 miles [9,276.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elba. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elba) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9500, Longitude: -109.5068       In this case, the coordinates for Elba have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Elba, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Elba could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Elba to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.882 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.91 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.538 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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